"writing that comes to life"
After all that Nat had gone through he felt it was time to
go somewhere where he could just heal, take time to put
his life back together. He goes to Partington Towers, a
place that is peaceful in the country. The quietness is
what he needs. Nat falls in love with the Victorian
gardens; the beauty of them takes his breath away. The
solitude he feels while sitting in them is so peaceful.
One day he goes on a walk about to see the beauty of the
garden, and comes across Richie, a man that draws him from
the first look. Richie makes him feel again, gives him
peace inside. But as time goes on and things heat up, Nat
has found out about who and what gender her prefers. And
on top of that he finds out the man he is falling for, has
been dead years before he was born. How can this be? As
all of this is falling apart, Nan finds out the garden
that has brought him such peace is being sold to a
conservation group. Will Nat be able to figure out how to
use the special powers the garden seems to have to save
the gardens, and to share his future with the man he has
grown to love and need more than his next breath?
Well I love anything Torquere Press releases as most of my
family and friends know. I had not read anything by Fiona
Glass before, and thank god I got the opportunity to. The
way she wrote about this special garden, made me almost
smell the flowers and want to be in this garden for real.
The love story between these two men was so gorgeously
written that I feel in love with them both. I look forward
to reading more from this author, Fiona has won me over.
Reviewed by Nicole Harvey
Posted June 29, 2007
The soldier, his lover and the mysterious garden they discover together....
Recovering from an injury, British soldier Nat goes to Partington Towers, a quiet place in the country where his body and soul can heal. Fascinated by the elaborate Victorian gardens there, Nat goes exploring, finding some of the gardens' former glory still intact, and finding something even more interesting in Richie, a young man Nat can't help falling in love with.
The gardens are more special than even Nat realizes, and soon he finds himself outed to his unit, fighting to stay on as the gardens are sold to a conservation society, and in love with a man that died before he was born. Can Nat use the strange magic the gardens possess to find he and Richie a happy ending?